Garden Design

Today we’re off to New Jersey, where Rebecca Cullen is sharing some scenes from her garden. She’s gardened in the same place for four decades, and we’ve visited her garden before (Four Decades in a Garden).

Planter in the shape of a girl holding a basket with yellow flowers growing in itCheery yellow pansies (Viola × wittrockiana, cool-season annual) fill this sweet little planter.

A bicycle painted purple with red daisies in the basketThis is such an unusual use for an old bicycle! Its baskets now hold blooming gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii, Zones 8–10 or as annual).

box turtle with bright markingsA beautiful box turtle with particularly bright markings is a welcome garden visitor. Though they like to eat a wide variety of plants, box turtles don’t have a big enough appetite to do much damage in the garden.

A large urn with tall pink flowers growing in itSometimes going by the common name of ragged robin, Silene floscuculi ‘Jenny’ (Zones 5–8) is a double-flowered form of an old-fashioned garden perennial that is loaded with airy pink flowers.

A cauldron with white flaking paint hanging from chains and planted with red geraniumsRebecca’s garden is full of unusual containers. Here an old cauldron is filled with red geraniums (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as an annual).

scotch broom plantScotch broom (Cytisus scoparius, Zones 5–9) is a serious invasive weed on the West Coast but is less of a problem on the East Coast.

A childs wagon with three pots of flowers in it.An old wagon is filled with flowers.

A begonia with large red flowers in a pot hanging from a white fenceA tuberous begonia (Begonia hybrid, tuberous group, annual) with rich red flowers.

A brown rabbit sitting on a chair outsideAs long as they don’t eat too much, rabbits can be an adorable addition to a garden.

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